Some links to useful info and services, some of these are listed elswhere on the site as well.
Check out the current weather and weather forecasts here:
UK Met Office
Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS)
SportsScotland Avalanche Information Service MWIS
George Fell - First Aid Courses
-Provides excellent outdoor first aid courses, the club aims to run one of these every 2 years or so.
Equipment stockists in Edinburgh/on the Internet
There are several shops in Edinburgh that cater for the mountaineer. The best way to find out the low down is to speak to those who have been about a while and undoubtedly bought gear from all of them at some point in time. Some of these nice people even give discounts for students!
Aktive8 - 103 Lothian Road [map] - 10% discount with student ID. HWUMC membership card will be proof enough. //check discount still exists
Blacks - 24 Frederick Street [map] - 10% discount with student ID //check discount
Nevisport - 19 Rose Street [map] - 10% discount with student ID //check discount
Cotswolds-72 Rose Street [map]-15% Discount with student ID and club discount letter (ask the comittee for a copy)
123-125 Rose Street [map]
Buachaille - Outdoor gear price comparison and reviews
climbers-shop.com - An other site where you can find lots of stuff!
Heriot-Watt Sports Centre - The cheapest climbing wall in town, and on our own doorstep! Old style climbing wall that will eventually give you fingers of steel! Click here for a topographic description.
The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena - http://www.eica-ratho.com/. The EICA is 5 km from the Riccarton Campus and is the largest indoor climbing arena in the World - prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor when you walk in!
Alien Rock 1 - 8 Pier Place - http://www.alienrock.co.uk. A converted old church in the Trinity area of Edinburgh is now 10 years old, and continues to be a favourite within the Edinburgh climbing scene! A few club members climb here on Wednesday afternoons.
Alien Bloc - 23 Dunedin Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4JG - http://www.alienrock.co.uk. Over 500 sqm of varied angled walls from slab through to an outrageous 7-meter long roof.
Sites of interest